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By: Q. Grobock, M.B.A., M.D.

Associate Professor, University of Tennessee College of Medicine

Angioedema associated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhi bitor use: outcome after switching to medicine 3 times a day a different treatment symptoms zenkers diverticulum . Life-threatening orolingual angioedema during thrombolysis in acute ischemic stroke medicine for diarrhea . Biochemical basis of angioedema associated with recombinant tissue plasmino gen activator treatment: an in vitro experimental approach. S Mechanisms Pulmonary toxicity: direct toxicity or indirect/ inflammatory/ or immune process. Photodistribution of blue-gray hyperpigmentation after amiodarone treat ment: molecular characterization of amiodarone in the skin. The incidence of phlebitis with intravenous amiodarone at guideline dose recom mandations. Amiodarone-induced vasculitis and a review of the cutaneous side effects of amiodarone. The combination of clopidogrel and aspirin is considered essential in reducing the risk of stent thrombosis in patients undergoing coronary stenting. S Management Switch to ticlopidine but serious side effects may occur (diarrhea, neutropenia, thrombocytopenic purpura); cross-reactivity has been documented rarely between these two thienopyridines. Clopidogrel-induced hypersensitivity syndrome associated with febrile pancy topenia. Coumarin derivatives: warfarin, phenprocoumon, acenocoumarol the drugs are the therapeutic of choice for maintenance anticoagulation therapy. Patients with primary proteins C and S defi ciency or those with anticardiolipin syndrome are at greater risk for developing necrosis. S Management Replacement therapy with recombinant protein C concentrate appears to block progression of the lesion and enhances healing. Alternatively, longer overlapping periods with heparins during initiation of coumarin administra tion ensure a complication and necrosis-free treatment. Warfarin-induced skin necrosis and leucocytoclastic vasculitis in a patient with acquired protein C and protein S deficiency. Hypersensitivity reactions to anticoagulant drugs: diagnosis and manage ment options. Warfarin-induced skin necrosis and venous limb gangrene in the set ting of heparin-induced thrombopenia. Contrary to phenindione, which is also an indanedione derivative, very few cases of immunologic reactions have been described. Fluindione-induced acute generalised exanthematous pustulo sis confirmed by patch testing (Article in French). Immuno-allergic interstitial nephritis related to fluindione: first biopsy proven cases. Fluindione-induced acute exanthematous pustulosis with renal involve ment (Article in French). Heparin Heparins are important anticoagulants, used in the prophylaxis and treatment of throm boembolitic disorders. S Risk Factors Delayed allergic skin reactions: Female gender, obesity, and repetitive or long-lasting treatment. Hormonal factors, longer persistence of heparins in subcutaneous adipose tissue or a relationship to the lipase activity of heparins have been proposed to explain the gender difference. Often complicated by disseminated thrombosis of vessels in the skin and in other organs. Clinically hemorrhagic, sometimes bullous lesions and plaques with rapid evolution toward necrosis are present. After a sensitization or induction period of at least 7-10 days, but more often after weeks to months, patients develop pruritic erythematous lesions at the injection sites. Pruritus may be severe and hemorrhage can occur due to the anticoagulant action of the drug. Undiluted intradermal heparin causes irritant reaction Sometimes positive in immediate cutaneous reactions (urticaria).

Outline how respiration is controlled medications reactions , how gas is exchanged and transported treatment 1860 neurological , and the consequences at the level of cellular respiration medicine 0552 . Attention to clinical information and consideration of these conditions can lead to an accurate diagnosis. Diagnosis permits initiation of therapy that can limit associated morbidity and mortality. Outline how the respiratory system is designed to maintain homeostasis regarding adequate oxygenation and acid-base status. Include oxygenation derangement as well acidemia and hypercapnia as causes of dyspnea in addition to stimulation of mechano-receptors throughout the upper airway, lungs, and chest wall. Identify chemoreceptors in the carotid bodies and aortic arch that sense partial pressure of oxygen in arterial blood and are also stimulated by acidemia and hypercapnia as well as central chemoreceptors in the medulla as causing dyspnea even in the absence of activation of respiratory muscles. Usually patients have cardio-pulmonary disease, but symptoms may be out of proportion to the demonstrable impairment. Other (diaphragmatic hernia, massive ascites, severe scoliosis) Key Objectives 2 For correct assessment, consider the respiratory rate in the context of age of the child (neonates normally breathe 35-50 times per minute, infants 30-40, elementary school children 20-30, and preadolescents 12-20) and observe the quality of the breathing. In febrile young children, who most frequently are affected by ear infections, if unable to describe the pain, a good otologic exam is crucial. Infections (sinusitis, adenitis, dental/pharyngeal/peritonsillar abscess, parotitis) b. Other (thyroiditis, cervical spine disease, temporo-mandibular joint dysfunction, wisdom teeth, migraine, trauma, neoplasms) Key Objectives 2 Perform careful examination of the head and neck and upper aero-digestive tract, including the jaw, parotids and thyroid for referred pain, as well as ears (use tuning fork), cervical lymphatics, and mastoid areas. On closer scrutiny, such swelling often represents expansion of the interstitial fluid volume. At times the swelling may be caused by relatively benign conditions, but at times serious underlying diseases may be present. List 4 classes of diuretics and the renal tubule segment on which they have an effect. Secondary (malignancy, chronic cellulitis, connective tissue disease, infection) 4. Infiltrative dermopathy (usually associate with thyroid disease) Key Objectives 2 Diagnose proximal lower extremity deep venous thrombosis with accuracy and certainty since untreated it may lead to pulmonary embolus, and treatment with anticoagulation is associated with significant risk. Despite the rather lengthy list of causal conditions, three problems make up the vast majority of causes: conjunctivitis (most common), foreign body, and iritis. Other types of injury are relatively less common, but important because excessive manipulation may cause further damage or even loss of vision. Hyphema Key Objectives 2 Determine whether the condition requires prompt referral. In a patient with eye redness from chlamydial or gonococcal conjunctivitis, the sexual partners of the patient require identification and treatment. In a patient with eye redness that is painful and associated with diminished or loss of vision, any uncertainty about diagnosis and/or management should lead to early, prompt referral to a specialist. Outline the relationship between the anterior chamber angle anatomy and acute angle glaucoma or uveitis; orbit proximity to sinuses and orbital cellulitis. Outline the immune mechanisms of systemic conditions associated with eye redness and determine the rationale of pharmacotherapy of the conditions.

Know the etiology and understand the pathophysiology of disseminated intravascular coagulation b symptoms 7 days post iui . Know the etiology and understand the pathophysiology of autoimmune hemolytic anemia 2 medications safe while breastfeeding . Recognize and interpret relevant laboratory studies for autoimmune hemolytic anemia 5 treatment west nile virus . Know the etiology and understand the pathophysiology of aplastic and hypoplastic anemias 6. Recognize the signs and symptoms of emergency complications of aplastic and hypoplastic anemias 7. Plan the management of emergency complications of aplastic and hypoplastic anemias 11. Know the etiology and understand the pathophysiology of postsplenectomy/functional splenectomy sepsis b. Recognize and differentiate by age signs and symptoms of postsplenectomy/functional splenectomy sepsis 12. Recognize complications of blood products transfusions, eg, infectious, hemodynamic d. Differentiate by age the etiology and understand the pathophysiology of occult bacteremia 2. Recognize and interpret relevant laboratory, imaging, and monitoring studies for sepsis 4. Differentiate by age the etiology and understand the pathophysiology of non cervical lymphadenitis 3. Recognize and interpret relevant laboratory and imaging studies for cervical lymphadenitis 4. Differentiate by age the etiology and understand the pathophysiology of non-cervical lymphadenitis 2. Recognize and interpret relevant laboratory and imaging studies for non-cervical lymphadenitis 4. Differentiate by age the etiology and understand the pathophysiology of bacterial meningitis 2. Recognize and interpret relevant laboratory and imaging studies for bacterial meningitis 4. Recognize and interpret relevant laboratory and imaging studies for aseptic meningitis 4. Recognize and interpret relevant laboratory and imaging studies for encephalitis 4. Differentiate by age the etiology and understand the pathophysiology of brain abscess, subdural and epidural abscesses, and empyema 2. Recognize signs and symptoms of brain abscess, subdural and epidural abscesses, and empyema 3. Recognize and interpret relevant laboratory and imaging studies for brain abscess, subdural and epidural abscesses, and empyema 4. Recognize life-threatening complications of brain abscess, subdural and epidural abscesses, and empyema 5. Plan management of acute brain abscess, subdural and epidural abscesses, and empyema. Differentiate by age the etiology and understand the pathophysiology of otitis media 2. Recognize and interpret relevant laboratory and imaging studies in otitis media f. Differentiate by age the etiology and understand the pathophysiology of mastoiditis 2. Differentiate by age the etiology and understand the pathophysiology of sinusitis 2.

Diagnostic accuracy of an initial azoospermic reading compared with results of post-centrifugation semen analysis after vasectomy symptoms 2dpo . It includes most of the blood treatment notes , urine symptoms 10 weeks pregnant , and cerebrospinal uid tests found in this book, with the exception of drug levels and pharmacogenetic tests (see Chapter 4). Below this, in the rst outline listing, is the reference range (also called reference interval) for each test. The reference ranges provided are from several large medical centers; consult your own clinical laboratory for those used in your institution. This outline listing also shows which tube to use for collecting blood and other body uids, how much the test costs (in relative symbolism; see below), and how to collect the specimen. When do the aminotransferases rise after acute interpreted, since the drug is still acetaminophen overdose Urine dipstick analysis is often insensitive to <20 mcg/min mcg/mg) should be less than 30. Aldosterone, urine* Secretion of aldosterone is con Increased in: Primary and Urinary aldosterone is the most sensitive test trolled by the renin-angiotensin secondary hyperaldosteronism, for primary hyperaldosteronism. Primary aldosteronism: cardiovascular, renal then stimulates the adrenal gland and metabolic implications. Obtain 24-hour urine for aldosterone (and for sodium to check that sodium excretion is 250 meq/d). Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol edema; in chronic liver failure, it sion, and organic acidemias. Amylase, serum or Amylase hydrolyzes complex Increased in: Acute pancreatitis Macroamylasemia is indicated by high serum but low plasma carbohydrates. It has clinical sensitivity equivalent to glands and is increased with sis, pancreatic carcinoma, stone, that of amylase but with better speci city. Acute pancreatitis: diagnosis, prognosis, and large intestine, and skeletal peritonitis, ruptured ectopic and treatment. Acute pancreatitis with normal serum lipase: a Decreased in: Pancreatic case series. Properly identi ed and city of any antibody detected Some antibody activity (eg, anti-Jka, anti-E) may labeled blood specimens (using panels of red cells of become so weak as to be undetectable but increase are critical. Test/Range/Collection Physiologic Basis Interpretation Comments Antidiuretic hormone, Antidiuretic hormone, also Increased in: Nephrogenic Test very rarely indicated. The syndrome of inappropriate secretion of Lavender, pink plasma osmolality and decreas (neurogenic) diabetes insipidus. Its thrombosis (consumption), should be considered in patients with venous throm quantitative) activity is enhanced 1000-fold L-asparginase treatment bosis, especially for thrombosis in unusual sites or by heparin. Detection of clonal immunoglobulin and blot hybridization or more com T-cell receptor gene recombination in hematological malig monly polymerase chain reaction nancies: monitoring minimal residual disease. Seeking the causes and solutions to imatinib resistance in chronic myeloid leukemia.

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